"Detective Pikachu" Aims for March 23 Release with Massive amiibo

Nintendo also plans a new Pikachu 2DS XL for January 26

It's official, the gruff, coffee-chugging Detective Pikachu is coming to Nintendo 3DS in a full mystery outing globally on March 23. This one expands upon the original Japanese eShop release, and it will launch alongside an amiibo that is much larger than your average plastic Pikachu. 


Seriously, look at this thing! 



Here's what Nintendo had to say about the amiibo: 


This extra-large amiibo can unlock cutscenes if tapped in the Detective Pikachu game, revealing a combination of hilarious content that might also provide a hint. This same content can be accessed in the game without the amiibo, but tapping the amiibo will allow players to unlock content more quickly. The Detective Pikachu amiibo figure will be available at a suggested retail price of $29.99.

A new English trailer: 


And Nintendo's description of the game itself:


In this new adventure, players team up with a witty, tough-talking Pikachu to uncover clues, solve mysteries and encounter familiar faces from the Pokémon world. For the first time in a video game, this Pikachu can communicate with the player. With the help of Pikachu’s surprising voice, players can interact with other Pokémon in a whole new way as they embark on an adventure through the streets of Ryme City.


You can prepare yourself for these cases with a special Pikachu-themed New Nintendo 2DS XL, due out on January 26 for $159.99.  




Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his webcomic, BIG DUMB FIGHTING IDIOTS at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox. 

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